Engineering for Kids, Inc

What Does a Engineering for Kids, Inc Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$30,000
Total Investment:$31,850 - $88,050

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:EK Franchising Company
Subsector:Children's Educational Program
Total Units:90
Year Founded:2009
Franchising Since:2011
Home Office: Fredericksburg, VA
Ranked #295 in Entrepreneur Top 500

Additional Details

3rd Party Financing Available Through: Funding Circle
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Franchise Overview

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Engineering for Kids, a 82-unit Fredericksburg, Virginia-based franchise offering a range of learning-based classes including after school programs, camps, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops and even birthday parties, is carving a unique niche for itself in the educational field. Engineering for Kids highlights not only the importance of learning engineering skills at a young age, but also the potential success children can have in engineering fields in the future.

Our Story

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Engineering for Kids comes from the mind of educator Dori Roberts. With an extensive educational background in math and technology education, Roberts taught engineering at the high school level for 11 years. During her teaching career, she saw a dire need for math, science and engineering programs. To fill this void, she started an afterschool club that participated in various engineering and science-based competitions.

Today, Engineering for Kids offers a suite of programs for children ages 4 to 14 introducing them to science, technology, engineering and math through a variety of workshops all aimed at developing problem solving skills. Programs include after school programs, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops, birthday parties, home-school programs, scouts workshops, and pre-school programs.

Training and Support

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Engineering For Kids is 100 percent committed to your success. By owning an Engineering for Kids franchise, you will enjoy the benefits of owning your own business yet you will not be alone. We will be here for you every step of the way to ensure your success.

We train you to be a successful Engineering for Kids director by requiring you to successfully complete our 3-day Engineering for Kids training at our corporate headquarters as well as a 2-Day On-Site teacher training at your location. We provide you with instruction and curriculum materials on all areas of operations, from a thorough review of the operations manual to hands-on classroom training.

Franchisee Testimonials

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"I remember opening our learning center and seeing our first students...the faces of the children, amazed, after class saying 'I want to be an engineer' parent wrote on our Facebook 'Congratulations for your great contribution to the education of our future adults'…there are a lot of memorable moments right now."
Fausto Torres, Mexico

"From a sound business concept into real practice, I have had this unique experience first hand. Watching room packed kids building and racing sail boats in Stafford VA with excitement made me anxious to jump start our very own Engineering For Kids in Portland OR. This is a complete Win-Win, for our children to get excited about engineering, for our teachers to acquire valuable teaching experience, and for our franchise business to be profitable."
Shu-ling Garver, Portland Oregon

"Wow!! This program is truly amazing! The more I dive in, the more inspired I get. The parent reception to it is fascinating! I knew it would be a hit but the speed at which it is taking off is amazing. Well done, Dori!"
Patty Potts, Northern Virginia

Ideal Candidate

We're looking for franchise owners who are active members in their community and have a deep appreciation for education. A person who can build relationships within their community, lead a team with a positive attitude, and who has the motivation to excel! You must LOVE working with children and have a minimum of $30k in liquid capital, and be ready to make a full-time commitment.

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Engineering for Kids, Inc is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, Vermont, Virginia, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, New York, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Nebraska, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Colorado, California, Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Alaska.

Interested parties should have at least $30,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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